If you’ve read a few of my posts on the Dream Catcher blog, you can tell that the topic of diversity and inclusion is very important to me. Like many others I’ve been disturbed by all the hate crimes, misunderstandings between communities and the social divisiveness being propagated in politics and the media. This is a rich topic full of nuances so I decided to invite a guest expert to shed some light on it.
I reached out to Risha Grant, a diversity and inclusion trainer, who is also the Founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm. Risha uses passion, knowledge and humor to empower attendees to increase their bottom line and create inclusive cultures in their companies and communities. Her list of clients include governors, NBA teams, mayors, Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations.
Risha says that even though we can’t control what others say and do, we can control our reactions and how we respond. During our discussion, we talked about the root of prejudice and what we can do to overcome our own biases so that we can contribute to creating a unified and harmonious society.